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Helpful Tips On How To Stay FIT & HEALTHY This Diwali

The festive season is right around the corner. Many of you must have already started your Diwali preparations by this time. After all, Diwali is the biggest festival of India. It is during this auspicious time that families get together and celebrate. And no celebrations are complete without little indulgence. This often results in putting in some kilos of weight. But did you know that you can stay healthy even by indulging in some sweets. Let us see how you can do that.

This post provide you with some helpful health tips on how to stay fit and healthy even during the time of festivities by following some easy tips. Keep reading this post for more details.

Keep Your Airways Clean

Say not to crackers. If you have to burn crackers then make sure that you equip yourself and wear masks to cover your nose and mouth in order to prevent contracting any diseases. If you are already suffering from asthma or any respiratory problem, then wearing a mask when outdoors is mandatory for you.

Gift and Eat Smart

Since Diwali is also that time of the year to gift your near and dear ones with gifts and sweets, make a smart decision to switch to low fat or sugar free sweets. These days’ sweet shops prepare special sugar free sweets also. It’s just that you need to order for it slightly in advance. So plan well and make a conscious decision of protecting your as well as your near and dear ones health by opting for sugar free sweets.

Check Your Sugar Intake

In the euphoria of celebrating Diwali with your near and dear ones, we often buy packaged sweets from the supermarket without even looking at it for the second time. But that is not a correct practice to follow.

When picking up sweets from the supermarket or store rack, always make it a point to check the expiry date of that sweet. More often than not, supermarkets usually have the expiring soon products in the front while the fresh ones slightly behind just so that you pick those nearing expiry. So be careful and check the date before billing.

Avoid Roadside Food

Festivals are all about food. Another precaution which you must exercise is that you should, under no circumstances compromise on the quality of food which you consume or buy even for gifting. Always buy sweets from a reputed and known sweet shop or sweet mart as then you know that the products which go into making that box of mithai is of good quality, standard and hygiene level.

Avoid consuming sweets from a local sweet mart as for a lower cost, quality gets compromised and your health may go in for a toss resulting in you getting diagnosed with a number of health ailments like food poisoning, dysentery etc. So stay safe.

Limit Your Alcohol Intake

While Diwali is a festival of lights, it is also the season for having card parties which are more often than not, accompanied with cocktail parties. It is quite easy in such circumstances to go over board and have the extra pegs on the request of your friends. Nevertheless, it is definitely not a good sign medically and can be a cause for a wide range of severe medical ailments. So, this Diwali drink reasonably and stay healthy.

To be on the safer side, you should also undergo medical tests to see if you are suffering from any medical problem in case you tend to consume the outside sweets and other delicacies. You should get this test done at Dr Lalchandani Labs where you can get all the tests done under one roof and at affordable rates and packages.

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Full Body Checkup – How Often One Should Get?

When does one visit a doctor? Only when you fell sick, an obvious answer. What if I tell you that in order to stay healthy, you should visit a doctor more often? Yes this is true, your busy schedule may not allow you to spare time, but it is really important for your own well being. A regular full health checkup is a must to screen onset of certain diseases, assess risk to any future medical problem, update vaccinations etc. Here is some useful piece of information.

How Frequently Should You Pay A Visit To Your Doctor?

While some people visit a doctor only when they are ill, there are some who visit them at regular intervals. If you are healthy and below the age of 40 you may not need visit the doctor annually. As soon as you cross 40 the health complications may occur and if you are taking some prescribed medicines, the number of your visits will considerably increase. For elderly, it is recommended to get a full body checkup after every 4 to 6 months and follow up as asked by the doctor. This would help them to live a healthy and disease free life. Also, the frequency of check-ups depends upon the sex of an individual. Females are more prone to breast cancer afterthe age of 30, so it becomes important for them to get it checked annually.

What Does the Full Body Checkup Include?

A full medical check-up involves testing and evaluating all the important body systems and their functioning. Tests such as uterine testing & breast cancer are only for women and the tests for prostate cancer are just for men. The common tests for both the sex are –

  • Diabetes blood test – To test your sugar levels
  • Cholesterol test – To check the amount of bad cholesterol
  • Urine Test – To ascertain the levels of glucose and proteins
  • ECG – To test the efficient working of your heart or any other problem pertaining to it
  • Eye Test – To check the efficiency of your vision.
  • Ear Test – Test the functioning of your auditory system
  • X-Ray or other imaging tests – If the doctor suspects ant abnormality in your reports he/she may recommend these tests.

How Much Does It Cost?

In India a full body checkup cost may range from ₹ 1000 to ₹ 5k. The cost also depends upon the lab where you choose to get the tests from.  Dr Lalchandani labs provide full-body checkups in Delhi.

So schedule an appointment today and visit your doctor to get checked thoroughly. After all nothing is more important than staying fit and fine.

Zika Virus: Five precautions that can save your life

The deadlier Zika virus is spread by day time mosquitoes, more commonly known Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus. Even though these daytime mosquitoes are the vector of this disease, it is advised to stay away from mosquitoes in night-time too.

As recently, three persons in India are diagnosed of Zika virus, it is predicted by WHO that the virus has the possibility to spread in rest of India as well. The virus is passed from one human being to another through reproduction or through mosquitoes.

Please note, that Zika virus has no existing vaccines and available treatments in the world, thereby causing the virus, one of the deadliest threat to humankind. However, adopting certain precautions would ensure that you are not affected from this virus. The following precautions if taken have high possibility from keeping you isolated from the virus:

Firstly, remove sources of fresh standing water, especially if you follow the routine of string water in your house, try to use the water within twenty-four hours and cover the water with a lid, steps needed to detach the water from contacting air.

Secondly, live in closed spaces, like air-conditioned rooms or rooms with proper doors and window filters and screens

Thirdly, wear protective clothes, preferably long sleeve shirts, which cover your bodies and expose very less amount of skin, especially during daytime. When outdoors, wear long-sleeved pants and tuck your pants in your socks.

Fourthly, use mosquito nets when sleeping, use mosquitoes repellent smoke or gas, use mosquito repellent coils and refills if necessary, it is advised to keep anti-mosquitoes lights in your house to be kept switched on, at all times during the day, at least. Apply mosquito repellent creams and seek advice from the doctor as to which cream to be applied at the time of pregnancy.

Fifthly, use Permethrin Spray on your clothes as per the instructions on the bottle and spray eucalyptus oil in your house as per the instructions in the bottle. Please refrain from spraying permethrin on your body.

Get yourself and your family tested periodically from a premier lab like Dr Lalchandani Labs and stay safe from this deadly virus.

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